Thank You : Little Vishal Shetty gets new lease of life...



Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, May 26: Vishal Shetty (8), who was supposed to be playing with friends, eating ice creams and having fun like others kids of his age, has been in the hospital fighting for life for last six months. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 

Thanks to daijiworld readers' timely help, the little boy underwent necessary treatment on time, and according to his father Harish, "Vishal is recovering well, and doctors have given 99% assurance of total recovery." 


Vishal's father Harish Shetty (33), who works for a private company, could not bear total expenses for the treatment. Through his friend he approached daijiworld for presenting an appeal before the readers. After careful verification, Daijiworld had carried the request on April 6, 2014.

A total sum of about Rs 5.5 lac received from the readers has helped Vishal to undergo  BMT (bone marrow transplant) at Manipal hospital in Bangalore.

"Though I managed to get some loan from the company I work for and friends, I never thought unknown people would come to the rescue of my son. One important thing I learnt from this incident is, when you badly need help, your own may not be with you, but unknown people come to the rescue as angels. Secondly, I learnt that I must help others when someone is in dire need. I will help those in need in any way I can. This is the lesson I learnt from this," said Harish, his eyes brimming with emotion.

"Moreover, along with sending their contributions, some of them even called me to enquire about Vishal's health, and offered prayers for his speedy recovery. I have never seen such kind of humanity in my life..." he said.

Among the many who helped, members of Konkani community of Our Lady of Arabia Church, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait collected Rs 50,000 for this cause, and prayed specially for Vishal. Henry Castelino, who initiated the collection, thanked daijiworld for giving support to the needy boy in a collective manner.

We at daijiworld, thank our readers for coming forward to help little Vishal without considering barriers of caste, creed or language. Hope this same spirit continues for a long time to come.




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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, May 26 2014

    We will not be remembered long or make an impact for the food we eat, cloths we wear etc.
    We will not make much impact in others life for the technology we adopt.
    But for the charity and help to the most needy. God will surely reward them.

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  • Manohar, mangalore

    Mon, May 26 2014

    GOD BLESS VISHAL. GOD ALSO FORGIVE THE FACELESS AND HEARTLESS DISLIKE ANIMAL MOVING AROUND IN THIS PAGE.

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  • Wellwisher, Mangalore

    Mon, May 26 2014

    Thank you Daiji.

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  • Kishan, dubai

    Mon, May 26 2014

    Daijiworld Zindabad,

    All the sponsors and well wishers, hats off. Humanity still exists............ love to be Mangalorean.........................

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  • Thomas, Mangalore

    Mon, May 26 2014

    God Bless Vishal, he will be living witness of living for each other.

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  • Koti, Udupi

    Mon, May 26 2014

    Biggest religion in this world is humanity. Little Vishal is not a patient he is a Doctor now with stethoscope. God Bless him.

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  • clvie, Kuwait

    Mon, May 26 2014

    As long as humanity is alive, good deeds will be done. And God will certainly do wonders. God Bless you Vishal and all those donors/ doctors who have contributed towards his treatment, who have prayed for him.

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  • Haya, kc road

    Mon, May 26 2014

    Daiji.. I Salute!! incredible job. God Bless you .. ameen, Vikas.. the whole Daiji readers are with you.. don’t worry .You will be alright soon. May Allah bless you ameen.

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Mon, May 26 2014


    God Bless you Vishal Shetty,
    Very much thanks to daiji

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, May 26 2014

    Little boy Vishal, suffered a lot, hoping that everything would be fine & good times are ahead....may God Bless u Vishal. It is really great work regardless of caste and religion, well done daiji & donors.

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